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Poll Results: Which ones should I Get?

Poll expired: Feb 1, 2012 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (1)
    Audio Technicas ATH-A700
  • 80% of voters (4)
    Beyerdynamic DT770
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Audio Technicas ATH-M50
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post #1 of 19
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EDIT: Added Poll
After Thinking for a good while I decided that I should invest in some "audiophile" level Headphones!

Budget : ~200 (A few over wont bother me)

Uses:
1) Play my Electric guitar Trough amp, And Piano without disturbing my neighbors while keeping the best sound possible.
2) Listening To music Via iPod and other portable devices, as well as PC.
3) Will use them on the Go so I prefer Closed back.

Must not have a history of falling off easy Since I will sometimes Ride with them (BMX/longoard)
(although my head is pretty big so who knows.

Music Being used for:

90% of my Music Library is Rock AC/DC through Megadeth .
the rest is Hip hop dub step and house.

When It comes to Dubstep the Bass better bump a bit.

What I really want is a pair of headphones that will produce the sound that The Artist was Aiming for!

Some headphones i was Looking at but Don't know if there are some better Selections or not:

Audio technica ATH-M50, ATH-A700, and the ATH-A900

Thanks thumb.gif
Edited by Dorianime - 1/27/12 at 11:24pm
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Beyerdynamic DT770 (250 Ohm).

I have them, they're absolutely phenomenal. They beat out the ATH-M50 and A700 in my opinion. They are closed back, not 100% leak stopping, but good at normal volumes.

They have yet to fall off my head.

They are higher impedance, so a iPod might not like them as much, but they'll just be quieter. You could get a DAC to solve that issue.
     
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Going outside with full-sized headphones, particularly expensive ones, is a bad idea. Just saying.
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Originally Posted by Dorianime View Post

What I really want is a pair of headphones that will produce the sound that The Artist was Aiming for!

You won't get that at this price point (or any price point, really).

Anyway, Sennheiser HD25-1 II. Highly portable, durable, great sound isolation and comfort, reasonably accurate sound. Anything bigger would be silly/inconvenient to wear while out and about.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post

Going outside with full-sized headphones, particularly expensive ones, is a bad idea. Just saying.

I'm not gonna do a 180 while wearing them. i do a lot of scouting and video recording with my friends
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

Beyerdynamic DT770 (250 Ohm).
I have them, they're absolutely phenomenal. They beat out the ATH-M50 and A700 in my opinion. They are closed back, not 100% leak stopping, but good at normal volumes.
They have yet to fall off my head.
They are higher impedance, so a iPod might not like them as much, but they'll just be quieter. You could get a DAC to solve that issue.

so they're perfect for the first requirement but may lack in the other uses? still leaning towards it! biggrin.gif

wish i could find a store where i can try them out frown.gif
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You won't get that at this price point (or any price point, really).
Anyway, Sennheiser HD25-1 II. Highly portable, durable, great sound isolation and comfort, reasonably accurate sound. Anything bigger would be silly/inconvenient to wear while out and about.
i have big ears so i dont mind big cans thumb.gif
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I'm not gonna do a 180 while wearing them. i do a lot of scouting and video recording with my friends
so they're perfect for the first requirement but may lack in the other uses? still leaning towards it! biggrin.gif
wish i could find a store where i can try them out frown.gif
i have big ears so i dont mind big cans thumb.gif

Try a Sam Ash or Guitar Center smile.gif

They'll do fine for all of your requirements, but I'm just giving you a heads up tongue.gif
     
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Take a look at ultrasone models. The HFI-580 is worth mentioning.
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Beyerdynamic DT770 (250 Ohm).
I have them, they're absolutely phenomenal. They beat out the ATH-M50 and A700 in my opinion. They are closed back, not 100% leak stopping, but good at normal volumes.
They have yet to fall off my head.
They are higher impedance, so a iPod might not like them as much, but they'll just be quieter. You could get a DAC to solve that issue.

big fan of the dt770 but you want to get the 80 or 32 ohm if hes going to use them out of an ipod or something. unless an amp is involved. (and be sure not to get the drummer version)
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Bump and Added a poll

Those are the ones that have tied from all the responses I've gotten.
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http://www.head-fi.org/u/177424/bowei006

Head fi'er here with head fi credentials..any specfici questions you want to ask or know

I'm for Beyer's and Ultrasone's (the M50 lags behind the HFI 580).
only problem with beyer's is you absolutley need an amp sure you could get the 32 ohm model (easy to drive) but you would be missing all the sound the 250 ohm versoin and higher would be missing. the bery'ers leave you with no money to get the E11 you need to drive them. the HFI 580 gets to volume just right up there. would be better and fuller with an amp but doens't absoltuley need one
http://www.head-fi.org/t/583344/ultrasone-hfi-580-dj1-review

So... head fi'er......computer enthusiast. headphonus supremus on head fi(ocn is a lot on rank it seems so i thought i should just throw this out there, we on head fi....a lot less on rank when we are conversing between ranked to ranked people)
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